MHG62193 - Kiln barn, with corn-drying kiln - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined kiln barn, with corn-drying kiln and threshing barn, Claiginn, Urchany

Type and Period (3)

  • KILN BARN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CORN DRYING KILN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • THRESHING BARN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising nine unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876-81, sheet ix). Three unroofed buildings, an enclosure and some field walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 14 May 1996

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015.

Claiginn Township.

Site B160; Kiln Barn, with Corn-Drying Kiln. At the base of the south facing slope of the small hillock on whose summit the bowl barrow lies (see MHG56050), are the remains of a kiln. The bowl of the 5m diameter kiln, partially cut into the slope of the hill, is delimited with several courses of massive stones in the west and SW aspects. The east & SE margins are now constituted by a smooth grassy curved bank. The base of the bowl is grass-covered, steeper in the south than the north. South of the bowl is a platform with a distinct edge of stones at its southern edge, 5.9m wide. Several of the larger constituent stones, together with much tumble, now lie downhill from this edge. Covering most of the southern part of the platform is a rough jumble of smaller stones. The kiln is likely to be a corn-drying kiln, with the platform representing the remains of an associated threshing barn. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4421 4543 (8m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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